Study in Australia - Immigration Specialists Australia
Employer visa

The RSMS  Regional Sponsored visa is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who live and work in regional Australia. It has three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years and their employer wants to offer them a permanent position.
  • The Direct Entry stream is for people who have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market.
  • The Agreements stream is for people sponsored by an employer through a labour or regional migration agreement.


People can apply for this visa if they:

  • want to live and work in regional Australia, meaning not in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne
  • have been nominated by an approved Australian employer located in regional Australia
  • are younger than 50 years of age (exemptions apply)
  • meet the skills, qualifications and English language requirements.


This visas enables employers to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to fill skilled vacancies in their business. Skilled workers can be recruited either from overseas, or from people who are already in Australia on a temporary visa. Employers must be lawfully operating in Australia, the position must provide full-time employment in Australia for at least two years and pay a market salary rate.

Please discuss with one of our specialists which visa stream is most applicable to your individual circumstances.